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06-09-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Rumour: New Q with larger sensor

This brief rumour has just come up on digicams-info.com. A source has mentioned there will be a new Pentax "Q7" with a 1/1.7 sensor.

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There is also some further information about the mount cap lens.

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06-09-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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Lens news is good on this: "This is the information from the person who has received to provide correct information several times so far. Details are unknown, previous, Pentax because we said, "lens of Q for the, have the image circle with a large margin slightly" and in an interview, the model equipped with a 1/1.7 inch sensor appeared It might not be funny even."
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A larger sensor would certainly change the game respecting the Q that's for sure. I find the package as is pretty enticing, having a larger sensor would probably seal the deal and those who already have lenses for a new body would certainly be ahead of the game.
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I would like to see it with a 2/3" sensor, to compete with the upcoming Fuji system.

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Does anyone have a precise idea what the current lenses' max image circle is? I'd hate to get excited only to find the lenses won't play nice without vignetting issues... "large margin slightly" isn't reassuring in any language!
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If you enlarge the sensor, then it isn't a Q, the existing lenses (presumably) won't work, makes no sense. Pretty sure this rumor was already shot down a while back...
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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
If you enlarge the sensor, then it isn't a Q, the existing lenses (presumably) won't work, makes no sense.
Well the rumour said that the existing Q lenses have an image circle that is slightly bigger than the current sensor, and a bigger sensor could fit.
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Looking at the Photozone vignetting test it seems at least this lens does not have the slightest problems in this regard and should also be capable to cover more.
Pentax-02 Standard Zoom 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 (Pentax Q) - Review / Lens Test - Analysis
In comparison even a Nikon 1 standard zoom shows vignetting of above 1EV (at extremes).
This might be taken as an indicator, that a larger sensor might have been foreseen for future, also the lack of designation by mm and the naming as 01, 02 etc.
However, we will know when it's official, I would appreciate it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MMVIII Quote
Looking at the Photozone vignetting test it seems at least this lens does not have the slightest problems in this regard and should also be capable to cover more.
Pentax-02 Standard Zoom 5-15mm f/2.8-4.5 (Pentax Q) - Review / Lens Test - Analysis
In comparison even a Nikon 1 standard zoom shows vignetting of above 1EV (at extremes).
This might be taken as an indicator, that a larger sensor might have been foreseen for future, also the lack of designation by mm and the naming as 01, 02 etc.
However, we will know when it's official, I would appreciate it.
VERY LOW Vignetting means - lens will cover 1/1.7" easy.
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sounds good esp if the lens news is true. not in a hurry to replace my Q but looking forward to future expansion
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Using a 1/1.7" make to small change for Q IMO, so I don't really see the point of it. The biggest difference with a 1/1.7" sensor is that lenses will have different FOV. So Pentax need to design new lenses for the bigger sensor anyway. At least a new normal zoom and normal prime is needed so they have kit lenses for a 1/1.7" sensor.

And marketing wise it will be very confusing.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fogel70 Quote
Using a 1/1.7" make to small change for Q IMO, so I don't really see the point of it. The biggest difference with a 1/1.7" sensor is that lenses will have different FOV. So Pentax need to design new lenses for the bigger sensor anyway. At least a new normal zoom and normal prime is needed so they have kit lenses for a 1/1.7" sensor.

And marketing wise it will be very confusing.
What would be wrong with a equivalent FOV of a 24-70mm for the Pentax-02 Standard zoom? I also would not mind a 39mm Standard prime 01.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
If you enlarge the sensor, then it isn't a Q, the existing lenses (presumably) won't work, makes no sense. Pretty sure this rumor was already shot down a while back...
they'll work in crop mode (if they don't actually cover the larger sensor) just as a DX lens works on an FX sensor.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MMVIII Quote
What would be wrong with a equivalent FOV of a 24-70mm for the Pentax-02 Standard zoom? I also would not mind a 39mm Standard prime 01.
At least the kit zoom will work well. The difference between 1/2.3" and 1/1.7" is even smaller than I first thought.
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I always thought it strange that the Q fisheye only covered approx 165 degrees. Most fisheyes do 180. Not sure I am excited about a bigger sensor, since the small sensor is good for extreme tele work. If the new sensor has enough megapixels to match our current 12mp when cropped to the same size it could be a win-win.
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